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to be the best of the best operations according to both shell and the obama administration, and it turned out to be no match for the arctic. one of my colleagues put it quite well earlier today when he was talking about this can't be another paper exercise. they have to really dig into what happened here, and the secretary salazar said he didn't want to pre-suppose any inclusionsconclusions but it's hard to cool to any conclusion but that shell screwed up, and the arctic is no match for the technology they'll put up there. >> cenk: the arctic sounds like to "the young turks" too strong. i'm skeptical about the administration because i've seen when they've reallowed drilling in the gulf coast. well, the safety precautions you know, it's a work in progress. that makes me really concerned. is my concern about the obama administration in this realm justified or not justified. >> totally justified. shell has a lot of egg on their face right now. but the fact of the matter is the obama administration pretty much okayed this operation. you look at what shell is trying to do. the whole process is a d
for his role in the obama administration's drone warfare overseas. in his remarks at the time, brennan had said there was not a single collateral death in the previous year of drone attacks. his letter qualified his remarks by saying he had no information to the at the time. it has been revealed the u.s. a massacre at the time convict pakistani concerns directly to the highest levels of the obama white house. the concern centered around a march 2011 strike that killed 42 pakistani, most of them civilians. vice-president joe biden met with gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday as part of his task force on tackling gun violence in the united states. in a welcome message to his guests, biden vowed president obama would take meaningful action through executive order if need be. >> we are here today to deal with the problem that requires immediate action, urgent action. the president and i are determined to take action. this is not an exercise in a photo opportunity just ask you what your opinions are. we're reaching out to all parties on whatever side of this debate you fall. b
times progressives giving that withdrawal statement during the obama administration. i would be a distraction, et cetera. for a conservative to do it. wow! who are these legendary progressives who can get president obama to listen to them. as you can see from the presidential inaugural committee, they have listened in deed. if there's one progressive group that gets the job done, it is gay rights activists. god bless their heart. matt joins us in studio. there's a lot to discuss. how in the world does the gay rights community get so many successes politically? >> i think in this instance in particular, you saw the obama administration's desire not to have rick warren part two. that plagued him for weeks. weeks and weeks. and knowing how well the lbgt movement worked for the obama reelection campaign, there's no way they were interested in messing this up. there's a bottom line. lgbt helped get obama reelected and he knows that. >> cenk: i think you've hit on it exactly. that so how did they get him reelected? the lgbt community is strong, but not a high percentage of the vote
of the obama administration, i thought again we face a perilous moment. this time it's the debt crisis we face. when our incumbent congressman announced his retirement i thought i could perhaps provide some of that leadership here in washington. i wanted come to washington and fight for the same freedoms here that i did in iraq and afghanistan. >> some of your first votes. you are being called what's part of the hell no caucus. my apologies for the language there but it wasn't mine. it's a cover story. do you accept that idea that that's the -- that's what your role is going to be in the republican conference? >> i don't think that'll be my role in the republican conference. but i think that the congress as a whole may need to say hell no to barack obama a little bit more. frankly i wish we might have had people here in 2009 and 2010 who were saying that as obama care was passed, as the stimulus was passed, as a dodd/frank financial regulatory bill was passed. >> you won a district that was held by a democrat. for a long period of time. it was, you know, as other districts in arkansas were goi
? judy woodruff gets two views of that option-- one the obama administration says it may consider. >> ifill: ray suarez has the story of playful robots given a very serious mission: helping people with special needs from elderly adults to autistic children. >> this kind of a tool might be an interesting way to bridge the gap, pull the child, if you will, from the world of objects and the focus on objects over to the world of humans. >> brown: we update the outbreak of the flu, as the number of cases has surged to record levels in some states. >> ifill: and we close with a look at the baseball hall of fame, which denied entry to three steroid-tainted stars today. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: a major new study released today concludes that one in eight american tee
fuel tuesday when the obama administration releases the plan to reduce gun violence. the president called on the report after the newtown school shooting to come up with answers, to what has seemed like an unsolvable question. how do we deal with the gun violence that is shaking the nation? the answer is not easy and the political will has been lacking in both parties. but newtown seemed to change the equation. the deaths of 26 innocent people, including 20 children has pierced the nation's consciousness. we do not know what biden's report will say, we are told that the obama administration will try to pass an assault weapon's bans. the nra will oppose it. and gun rights supporters want to focus more on mental health and school safety. we will see what the backgroundries are going to be on tuesday -- boundaries are going to be on tuesy. >>> nothing that anyone could predict is the conspiracy theory of what happened on that day. we know that people put their theories on everything on the internet. there's a professor that questions whether the newtown tragedy ever occurred. >> it tu
the obama administration n. an e-mail message, she submitted her resignation let or wednesday afternoon and made the decision to leave after discussing it with her family and close friends. >>> the white house chief of staff is expected to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. white house officials have not confirmed it but sources are saying that president obama will choose this man, jack lou, to lead the treasury department. an announcement could come by the end of the week. he previously led the office of management and budget and oversaw international economic issues at the state department. >>> more details are coming in now about the presidential inauguration. the inaugural poet is richard blanco. he's the gay son of cuban american exiles whose work explores his family's experiences and in a new country. the inauguration is monday january 21st. [ singing ] mesh, america. >> she's got that song down, doesn't she? beyonce is so good. the presidential inaugural committee announced a super star performance list for the ceremony. this beautiful woman, beyonce, will sing the national
to seek a warrant when drivers refuse. but lawyers for missouri and the obama administration don't think police should have to wait. many prosecutors agree. >> it's crucial for law enforcement to obtain the blood alcohol level in a timely fashion and the evidence is being destroyed every minute that we wait. >> reporter: 47 years ago, the supreme court ruled that officers could only forego go a warrant in special circumstances. today, justices struggled with whether the dissipation of alcohol in the blood over time meets the threshold. the supreme court is likely to rule on the case by summer. mcneeley had his license suspended for a year for refusing to consent to that blood test. reporting live on capitol hill, i'm danielle leigh, news4. >>> new steps in the district to toughen enforcement of drunk or impaired driving. mayor vincent gray signed legislation that could force even first-time offenders to use ignition lock devotions on their vehicles. the city demonstrated new breast test machine placed in districts around the city. the district had to throw out some drunk driving cases be
in afghanistan scenario? >> reporter: hi, martha. all the obama administration will say is it is an option, a possibility, something they're looking at but clearly they're signaling to afghan president hamid karzai that the days of tens of thousands of u.s. troops in afghanistan, we have 66,000 there now, are coming to an end. >> the u.s. does not have, again, an inherent objective of x number of troops in afghanistan. we have an objective of making sure there is no safe haven for al qaeda within afghanistan and making sure that the afghan government has a security force that is sufficient again to insure the stability of the afghan government and the denial of that safe haven. >> reporter: sources tell fox that the white house is looking at troop levels below 10,000 by the end of 2014. just a year ago there was talk it would be more in the 10,000 to 30,000 troop range but that apparently has changed significantly. presidents obama and karzai will meet on friday to discuss this and other issues including the thorny issue for legal immunity for any u.s. troops that do remain behind. karzai
is -- is the obama administration moving towards a policy of indefinite detention? first up to speak will be colonel moat davis, a colonel lawrence davis. he was the chief prosecutor in the guantanamo military commission until he resigned in 2007. he had a distinguished career in the u.s. military. to his right, is andy worthington. he went to new college, oxford and we were colleagues, contemporaries there and we have known each other for a long time. he has been at the forefront of investigating who was at guantanamo. this question was not answered initially. the detainee's did not have lawyers and andy wrote a book published in 2007 that really laid out in a public sense who was at the present and what their stories were he has co- directed a film about the guantanamo detainees and we are happy to have him. he has come from the u.k. just to mark the anniversary of the 11th anniversary. to his right is tom wilner. his case to establish the right of habeas corpus for prisoners. he continues to be involved in representing detainee's. we will start with, moe davis. >> thank you, it is a pleasure to s
with the obama campaign over at the obama administration and? >> in 2008 on the obama campaign i was personal videographer for the first to have years of the white house. this last cycle did not work on the campaign formally, or at the white house but i worked in the new and strange murky world of super pacs and packs an independent expenditures. >> talk to us about the campaign. how did you get hooked up with the president? >> there was an ad in craigslist and that's not the case. right place right time. a friend of mine was working at cnn as a documentary producer. that's kind of a more normal path into politics. as much as i was interested i was a filmmaker. not first and foremost on anyone's list. she knew i was passionate and water to get involved and brought me. i headed off with the senator and started traveling inside the bubble. >> how long did you do it? was a 24/7 for a while? >> you know, essentially on the campaign it really felt like 24/7. i was technically living in chicago but i was there about two or three days a month. so it was pretty 24/7 budget scale back a bit at the whi
by the obama administration whose lawyers said every minute counts and the alcohol number counts as well. >> so were there justices that were skeptical of that argument then? >> yes. absolutely. justice breyer pointed out in many jurisdictions today, police can get a warrant over the telephone but mr. shapiro, when his time was up to tee fend the warrant in these situations, justice alito did point out that often rural areas don't have a magistrate or a district attorney on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to look at the warrant request, and he asked, well, should all of the country operate the way new york city does. and mr. shapiro said no, but, in the absence of any evidence, getting a warrant a cumbersome and time consuming or that having the warrant or not having the warrant requirement affects the conviction rate you shouldn't dispense with the warrant requirement. >> does a case like this fit into etiological sides that you can, you know, compare to other cases or is this somehow different when you get into a fourth amendment search? >> sometimes the fourth amendment does
. the meeting is part of a series biden is holding to come up with recommendations for the obama administration on gun policy, by the end of this month. colin goddard spokesman for the brady campaign joins us. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> when we talked about the connecticut school shooting you said there is always a lot of talk after incidents like this but not enough action were you pleased with the outcome of today's meeting? >> absolutely. it was encouraging to see, serious commitment to a comprehensive look at our gun policy and violence in america how we can mitigate that through even changing the culture around violence and gun play in america. it was really really encouraging, motivational to see the administration talk seriously about this. >> i understand the vice president said it was critical to act, saying the administration is considering its own executive action as well as measures by congress. >> he likened it to the automobile accidents in the country and drinking and driving how after decades of regulatory policy changes as well as changing the culture ar
department, weapons prosecutions are down by 40%. in the first term of the obama administration. so if you want to show a priority when you are guiding a justice department does it show priority? >> kimberly: no, it doesn't. then it points out the hypocrisy of the administration. they say how bad? all the fun owners, et cetera. stigmatize them at the same time, they made at it low priority to prosecution gun crime. so, what kind of consistency is that? there is none there. as a matter of fact. then we'll see further circumvention when i believe the president will go by way of executive order, circumvent the american people and october on himself. he feel he is has a mandate, he was re-elected and there is no accountability. davis how effective can executive order be if most gun law is state and local based how effective is executive order overturned by the next president? >> bob: good point. every president used executive orders for their political philosophy when they don't think they get it through congress. they are not against people who own guns. third, give a break here to see what b
on their side. beyond the republican opposition the obama administration will have to sell any of these ideas to democrats some of whom are banning weapons including violence in the media and video games. >>> if you just pinpoint whether it's the magazines or whatever you have a harder time getting through the political process we have today. >>> what policy will the administration ensue will have a harder time when they present the policy recommendation through the president. heather and patty ann. >> doug luzader in washington, thanks. >>> it is time for a look at one of the gun owners at the journal news has been robbed. >> the 70-year-old homeowners gun safe. they are investigating whether the connection between the newspaper's report and the robber he is motive. >> it brings us to our look who's talking and it was judge jeanine pirro firing back tore publishing the gun owners including her own. >> you think it's important to out us in the aftermath of the newtown shooting. how dare you connect law abiding citizens who have gone through rigorous background checks who have been finger prin
are like in washington with a preview. >> good morning, the obama administration does not want did lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the time to act so the vice president is meeting with all the stakeholders at the white house this week. >> the white house is speeding up efforts to roach a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence headed by vice president biden will meet this week with people on both sides of the gun debate, victims groups and gun safety organizations today and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action. it is a problem that encompasses issues of mental health, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the anniversary of the elementary school shooting fast approaching, washington, dc, is facing pressure to take action. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords is taking a prominent role in the debate. she and her husband have launched an effort to push congressional action on questions of mental health, high capacity gun magazines, and bac
as the administration continues its push for gun control reform. president obama is asking congress for several provisions to the law including banning military-style assault rifles and high impaste magazines. yesterday, biden and attorney general eric holder met with two survivors of the virginia tech shooting. biden said the obama administration will act quickly in order to curb gun violence. >> we are not going to get caught up in the notion unless we can do everything, we're going to do nothing. it is critically important we act. if our actions result in only saving one life, they are worth taking, as the president said but i'm vicioused we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way. >> the meeting is part of a gun violence task force created by the president in the wake of the connecticut shooting. biden says he is willing to hear from all sides on the issue. >>> president obama's cabinet shuffle is starting to take shape now. yesterday, his secretary of labor, hilda solis announced she would be stepping down. the who is is confirming
. >> no question about that certainly with those two high profile jobs here at the obama administration over the past four years has been engaged in some tough negotiations with lawmakers on capitol hill. this photo we are showing you is from new year's eve. is he on the right wearing glasses and a blue tie. and bottom line the top republican on the senate budget committee says while he offered this prediction about the confirmation battle. >> it is a bumpy confirmation process. i think the american people need to know that the secretary of treasury will tell them the truth about the financial conditions of this country. will help lay out a plan that can be annualized and studied and will hold up under scrutiny. and they haven't done that from the white house yet. he has been an architect of their failure to lead. >> first the president has it to nominate him. we expect that by the end of the week and then we will get a better sense how the other senators feel about jack lew. >> shepard: something else to fight about. if you file your taxes right away, you will have to wait a bit longer this
story. >> i am charmed by pinch. >> kudos. >> will shooting stop if schools have cops? the obama administration is considering a $50 million plan to fund hundreds of police officers in public schools. that's part of a comprehensive gun violence agenda. meanwhile on thursday at a high school in taft, california a student shot a classmate and a teacher with a shotgun. the employee -- the armed guard was not around after being snowed in. this hired muscle gun missing torpedoes saying armed guns in schools would pro pree vent shooting. today he was snowed in and tomorrow he will be out to lunch or take his mother to the doctor or this bed with the flu. armed security guards covering every school in america is not feasible, is it? or is it? bernie you were saying in the green room you completely agree with this website. i was surprised. >> well, actually i don't think armed guards in schools is really going to solve the problem. the idea is full of holes. no pun intended, it is not a funny topic. if you put the guards in the schools, the nuts will go shoot up a bus stop. unless you ha
get to be that canopy-style party to feel like the voice is being heard? when we seed the obama administration back in for a second term? >> a couple things. the polls also showed lindsay lohan polled lower than congress. thank god for lindsay lohan pap thank you very much. we appreciate that. the first thing. the second thing and more important point is how you frame the question. and i think lieutenant governor is exactly right. we we want to be the party that reagan and frederick douglas and all of those great minds that kind of brought this coalition of folks together around the idea of individual freedoms, you know, that respected the rights and liberties of individuals, or do we want to be a pup tent party where we sit up in the corner of the world. and that's going to be the struggle over the next couple of years and we're again going back to the first question, the chris christies and the bobby jindals of the world can really begin to carve out this new space. look, everybody is not going to want to play, thomas. they're just not. you're going to have everybody look at a
of this morning's headlines. the obama administration may consider taking all u.s. forces out of afghanistan at the end of next year. the pent goneagon has planned to keep some troops from the nato pullout in 2014. president obama meets hamid karzai at the white house on friday. >> we'll hear more with karzai's meeting with obama. >>> the "l.a. times" says last year was the hottest year on record. the average temperature 55.3 degrees, that is 3.3 degrees higher than the average temperature for the 20th century. >>> the "wall street journal" says the 11th hour deal to avoid the fiscal cliff will delay tax refunds for millions of people. the irs will not begin the main tax filing season until january 30th, about a week later than scheduled. >>> and "the washington post" says redskins quarterback robert griffin iii will have knee surgery in the coming days. you may recall the controversy on sunday as griffin played hurt in a redskins playoff game leaving injured in the fourth quarter. griffin has at least one torn knee ligament the injury might keep him sidelined at the sta
and they said the obama and clinton administration had 43% compared to the bush administration which had a 33% rate. so obviously things for women are improving. >> that's what they say. and there's another picture that ran in the "new york times" todays. i'm not sure if we have it but there's a picture -- there it is. there's a picture that ran in the "new york times" today. again, another visual that the white house doesn't like. if you look closely, wolf, there's a leg there in front of the president's desk and that's valerie's leg. that's a really important leg because she's a key adviser to the president. she has his ear and she is the first among equals in many circles. so that is a visual they didn't like but they point out valerie jarrett in that picture. to me the question is, do they listen to the women? they have. we have some evidence that they do and we have some evidence that they haven't. >> i know the president listens to valerie jarrett. you can argue she alone is worth four or five of those men. >> that's what bothers them, by the way. >> she has a lot of influence. she's ve
've got to do it themselves. >> there's a new article and it asks this question, the obama administration says it is considering leaving no troops in afghanistan after december 2014. but is it really? or is it just decreasing expectations and using the threat as a pressure tactic ahead of president obama's meeting with afghan president hamid karzai? do you think that's what's going on? >> i think there's some gamesmanship in that regard but most people in the administration frankly most people, think it's wise to keep some troops there. the issue will come down to mission. do you want to just keep troops who will do a counter terrorism mission, is that going to be okay with the afghans? or will they want that to be but tresed by some sort of training or budget support? at this point, the afghan military is going to cost more money than the country has to spend. so i think very high on karzai's agenda is continuation of security assistance in the form of budget support. >> and let's look at the possible scenario of leaving afghanistan completely after 2014. what would we be leaving behind?
by december 2014. the obama administration says it has no plans to keep troops there unless afghan president hamid karzai requests them to stick around. the news comes days before president obama is set to meet with mr. karzai. is lance armstrong about to come clean about doping? he's given a tell-all interview to oprah winfrey. he's always denied it. the oprah show airs january 17. >>gretchen: here's a big mystery. one day he was jumping for joy, the winner of a one million-dollar lottery prize. by the following month urooj khan was dead. now authorities believe his death was no accident, once classified as natural causes, cardiac, something or another. now it appears he was poisoned, a lethal dose of cyanide in his blood. did his winning lead to murder. they did not do an autopsy, 46 years old. why? >> i think it should have been done. a young person, 46, with no past history of any kind of illness, generally an autopsy would be done. they did draw blood and gave the body back to the family. the body is buried now and is going to be he can -- is going to be exhumed. the toxicologist didn't
congressional battles loom from the debt limit to gun control and questions mount what the obama administration will achieve in a second term. we'll continue to break it all down coming up "happening now". [ male announcer ] now many humana medicare plans come with a little extra help in the kitchen. in a first of its kind partnership with walmart, humana medicare plans now include 5% savings on great for you healthier foods at walmart! it's part of the vitality healthyfood program... and one more way humana medicare can help you choose what's good for your health and your wallet. so you can spend a little less money... and spend a little more time sharing what you know with the people who matter most. humana. ♪ jon: a fox news alert. you're looking at the white house where in just about 15 minutes the president is expected to appear in the east room for what is also expected to be the final news conference of his first term. it is expected the president is going to want to start to frame the debate that is upcoming with congress on the debt ceiling, try to get his position out there. he may
to the food stamp issue we pursued with the obama administration where we asked him to test the experimental project where we limited the use of the food stamp benefits for products that were clearly unhealthy and contributed to the obesity problem and higher health problems was more about health care and more about a health problem than about a sort of concerted an premeditated desire to influence people's behavior. the mayor is very devoted to and very committed to policies that improve the health outcome for families and people in the city of new york. it was something he absolutely believed in, and fought hard for. unfortunately the president and secretary of agricultural said no. it wasn't something they wanted to test or go through with the experiment with. i don't know that the bloomberg administration that that carries forward to many other places or ways. we want to encourage work. we think work is a key part of a individual's life and livelihood of the city. and it ought to be a prerequisite. it's called the supplement tal nutrition assistance program. and the use of the food stamp
noting that hagel is going to meet with senator schumer. it could be a crucial moment in the obama administration efforts to advance the nomination tohagel. he is expected to press mr. hagel on issues concerning iran and israel. who else is hagel set to meet with the this week? >> hagel has been starting to make the rounds on -- he's already started to make the rounds on the telephone and there's been -- there's been some reporting out there on where he's sort of going. he's going to have to. >> you can find the rest of this conversation online. we take you to the floor of the house convening. denham, an >> chairman schuster laid the groundwork in 2006 when his post-karina reform act authorized fema to conduct a number of recovery programs. costs of dramatically reduced, projects were completed faster and the process was more efficient. without making permanent the debris removal program, the taxpayer could pay six times the cost of debris removal and it could take much longer. the individuals and households pilot program incorporated in this bill would reduce costs by a similar am
these questions at an interesting time for the obama administration. >> reporter: the movie opens nationwide as john brennan prepares for confirmation hearings on capitol hill. >> john brennan is the first person to be nominated to be head of the cia who was at the agency at the time these kinds of technique were being used. >> reporter: it derailed his potential nomination for the same job four years ago. in 2008, human rights activists attacked brennan as a bush administration company man, in part because of what brennan said to cbs, that enhanced interrogation techniques produced valuable information. >> the agency has, in fact, used against the real hardcore terrorists. it has saved lives. >> reporter: now "zero dark thirty" is bringing that issue front and center before brennan's hearings. >> we will never find him. >> reporter: and ironically, it was the obama administration that backed the movie, giving filmmakers incredible access to top military and cia officials. >> you really believe this story? osama bin laden? >> repter: although filmmakers claim it was based on firsthand accoun
here? >> look, i think this is an excuse and think the obama administration which wanted to find a way not to keep our troops in iraq, wants to find a way not to keep our troops in afghanistan. i think this is a guaranty for a taliban takeover, resurgence of al qaeda, the sacrifice of everything our troops have won for us over there and as i say, i think this is a question of getting some good negotiators. we could have resolved that program in iraq if we had the will and tenacity to do so. we can do it here in afghanistan as as well. i think it is less a question of what hamid karzai wants but more a question of what barack obama wants or doesn't want. jenna: that is a big question. we heard from general allen reports that he had suggested to the pentagon upwards of wanting 20,000 troops to remain in the country after the end of 2014. what do you think about the fact that this debate, this negotiation, this floating of the idea of the zero option, is happening very much in the public sphere? that we're talking about it now, that it is out in the open rather than behind closed doors, h
big debate playing out in washington over the obama administration's efforts to overhaul the nation's gun laws. we heard some of that this morning. here is the president addressing this issue during a white house news conference, we mentioned, moments ago. >> what you can count on is that the things that i've said in the past, the belief that we have to have stronger background checks, that we could do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them, an assault weapons ban that's meaningful that those are things i continue to believe make sense. >> megyn: new york senator chuck schumer is going a step further than the administration. now calling on wal-mart and other retailers to suspend sales of some types of weapons that are now perfectly legal until washington can come up with a new gun control policy. requests like that may be adding to the concern from gun owners as several gun shows around the country report record turnout. in fact, the president was asked about the growing number of gun sales. he
the debt ceiling? we're approaching that. we heard from the obama administration they have no backup plan if congress does not raise the debt ceiling, and the head of the house republican conference kathy mcmorris rogers says i think it's possible we should shut down the government to make sure the president understands we're serious. what do you think of that kind of talk? >> that's a terrible statement to make. shutting down government is different. now, we've got to be clear here. there's shutting down government in a budget fight. that's one thing. that's okay you can argue about that. the debt ceiling however is messing around with the full faith and credit of the united states. it would be bad for the economy when we played that game of russian roulette back in august of 2011. you could see the economy decline. you could see job creation going away. i'm with newt gingrich on this one. newt gingrich had taken a strong position that we should not use, that the republicans should not use the debt ceiling as leverage in this cutting spending. let's use the continuing
of the obama administration's approach there. the low troop numbers that they're contemplating, that they will be discussing with president karzai will not be any where near sufficient to accomplish our strategic objective, america's strategic objective which is defeating the taliban. and i think we're --. bill: it is fascinating. i apologize for the interruption how the events in benghazi are now shaping our foreign policy whether this administration wants to admit it or not. >> well that perhaps is the small glimmer of good news that they recognize that benghazi was a real debacle for our security policies for embassies overseas but the larger question here in afghanistan is the administration's unwillingness to do what we need to do to prevent 10 years of sacrifice and loss of life by our forces from simply being wasted if the taliban come back into power. bill: well this administration, this president, wants to get out of afghanistan, would you agree with that. >> absoluteliers the question is, what kind of a force do you leave behind? >> he is looking, they are leaking rec
. this, as the obama administration plans its final exit strategy from the decade-long conflict. the pentagon does not support the option, though, to pull out all american troops from afghanistan, saying some soldiers need to stay and tamp down al qaeda. new images this morning of american robert levinson kidnapped in iran in 2007 during a business trip. the photos were sent to the former fbi agent's family back in 2011. they released them on tuesday. in them, he is dressed like a prisoner at guantanamo bay. iranian officials have denied knowing anything about levinson's disappearance, a claim that u.s. officials doubt. >>> a nightmare for boeing amid safety woes for the company's much anticipated dreamliner. nbc's ron mott has more from logan international airport in boston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. double trouble for japan airlines and boeing over the past 48 hours here at logan as both companies investigate exactly what went wrong. two days in a row at boston's logan airport, a japan airline's jet has landed in the news. on tuesday, a new 787 full of pa
this as a doubling down of the current economic and fiscal policies from the obama administration. >> reporter: and an extension of the administration's get tough on wall street approach that has left the president trying to mend relationships with ceos. 2006 to 2009 chief operating officer at citi group where bets were made against the housing market. >> we are concerned that jack lew's connection to wall street has harmed his vision for what makes america strong and that is a strong main street. and while his record is thin, his public record about what's necessary is not exhaustive. >> reporter: sharp questions being raised once again over testimony lew delivered in his 2010 senate confirmation hearing where he appeared to down play the impact of deregulation on the financial crisis. >> i don't believe deregulation was the proximate cause. >> reporter: and framed his knowledge of the issue raising eyebrows once again. >> senator, as when discussed i don't consider myself an expert in some of the aspects in the financial industry. my experience is as a manager. >> disavowel of deregulation i
in the obama administration. he has the president's absolute trust. he is a very talented cia -- host: what you think the impact has been on the cia? guest: david petraeus is a genuine american hero. i do not condone what he did. the president had the right to accept his resignation. having anyone leave abruptly causes dislocation in an institution. he stepped into the shoes of the director and i think manage things very well. a lot of the policies started by david petraeus will be continued. one is to take a look at women in the cia. there was a committee that david petraeus started and it was under way when he resigned. host: that brings up a headline in "the washington post." guest: as i said numerous times, security is a women's issue. we are lionesses. we are well qualified to sit and any policy table anywhere. many women are. nobody missed the groundswell for the secretary of defense. there are lots of qualified women. four women head the 16 intelligence agencies now. there has never been a woman as head of the cia. i do not see a barrier that a woman cannot meet or overcome. host: your n
. the president of the nra is speaking out, accusing the obama administration of attacking the second amendment. >> they made it very clear that the president's position on firearms and the so-called assault weapons ban and the like had been the same position that he has taken for many years and that they're going to stick with that. >> reporter: sharp words came after the vice president earlier in the day previewed his upcoming report. >> there's an emerging set of recommendations. i'm going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership, what type of weapons can be owned. and one is there is a surprising -- so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: meanwhile the president is coming under scrutiny this week after naming jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to fill top cabinet positions. this photo, surrounded by all male advisers, though top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind one of the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson is quitting and so is labor secretary h
that obama administration is putting emphasis on it. he doesn't think he is tag their concerns seriously. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically that they question that they would address what can we do to prevent these kinds of things in the future. the evidence shows that an assault weapons ban are not going to do that. what will do it is doing something about a broken mental health system that allows people that potentially violent to be the streets. >> reporter: furthermore, the nra is making it clear they don't think there are enough members of congress that favor an assault weapons ban to pass one. >> gregg: it's quite the face-off. is the nra's position cautioning the gun control advocates to back down at all? >> no, some are wondering out loud how much clout they have in 2013. >> the nra spent a lot of money on the elections last cycle. they didn't have a lot to show for it especially if you look at results. a lot of their candidates lost. we are looking at return on their investment they had a low return on investment. they are very strong lobby. think the issue i
ready to give up their portion use the obama administration divests itself of g.m. stock in the next couple of months, this company needs to start selling cars and raise its value. they feel this one is going to help them do that. it is the 2014 silverado. g.m. says it put 17,000 miles of testing on it. the starting price is expected to be under 25 grand. that's not bad. there you go. look for it the second quarter of 2013. more space for the driver, it's quieter, roomier and more bling. look for it mid this year. also from chevy, they rolled out the all-new corvette. i know you want one because i want one. 450 horsepower. the first corvette since 2005. draws a lot from design elements from the 1960's. this thing goes head to head with the porsche. it will roll into chevrolet dealerships in the fall. unless you think just middle-age guys like us want one, everyone wants wup. look at the jeep grand cherokee. they redid i -- redid this thing. it will tow 7,400 pounds. check this out from lincoln. you don't have to be an old guy anymore to like lincoln. the small luxury segment, big-tim
from the obama administration and how the republicans were to blame for not including women. then it turned out that mitt romney hired more women than any other state. >>brian: it was put out that in the white house women made less than men. if you look at the campaign, the president promised women contraceptives and abortions. he didn't promise them a table at power. >>gretchen: he wasn't in favor of that bill that would be equal pay, ledbetter bill. >>steve: we have secretary of state john kerry still in. the new secretary of defense is a man. the nominee any way. and the new c.i.a. director is a man. and not that i'm anti-man. but if they do need good candidates, mitt romney has got binders full of women he could supply at the white house. >>gretchen: we're falling back to that? >>brian: i never forget. on his radio show yesterday, mike huckabee, former governor of the great state of arkansas, said how come so much test test testerone in the cabinet and so little estrogen. he said if you look around, all these appointments he's making in the white house are all white guys
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